Actually, the only good way of doing that cut is to make a trade. I'd say Lutz or Soto could be on the block. Neither is going to make this team at first base.
we'll see the DH in the National League full time.Geez, Buck, are you TRYING to kill me ?
Didn't say I wanted that - because I 100% don't - but rather I think it will happen.we'll see the DH in the National League full time.Geez, Buck, are you TRYING to kill me ?
Personally, if you can't use a glove, you shouldn't be playing baseball.
And tell me how fair is it? First, when AL teams play at an NL team's park, you're asking the AL team to sit one of their regular players. And on the flip side, you're forcing an NL team to insert a bench player into the lineup.
Can you imagine if, in the NFL, you said that AFC teams had to play a 3-4 defense and NFC teams had to play a 4-3, and that in cross-division games, you used the rules from the home team's conference?
How about letting NBA East teams play zone and West teams play man defense. Or East has the 3 point shot but the West doesn't?
This is kind of the same thing. The rule makers will ruin it for those of us who like "real" baseball and force upon us their stupid rule.
Geez, Buck, are you TRYING to kill me ?If it's any consolation, you shall not die alone, 1507. What a Pulitzer-worthy elaboration. Just freakin' awesome.
An effective DH for the Reds would be somebody who could get to second base. Baserunners in GABP are as good as gold. Lots of baserunners.To that end, johnU, maybe you guys will be as surprised as I was with a trend I spotted in baseball-reference.com. I use the site to analyze individual player trends for my fantasy baseball teams, but it has a wealth of great info on how an MLB team profiles statistically over time. (I recently discoved that the Cubs are likely to suck this season).
I don't know if Lutz or Soto can hit MLB pitching better than current LF options...Neither do I - at least not yet. These two guys aren't ready for prime time for sure. They're both at least a year or two away. And Soto is being looked at for 3B, a place where he played earlier in the minors. From what I've heard, he's developed to where he can pick it pretty good at 1B, and he has an arm far better than required for 1B (one of the reasons Votto is at 1B is because he doesn't have a very good arm). I read a scouting report on him on milb.com that even said he'd be OK in right field.
I still think the Reds are in a position of being able to make a trade for prospects, which would negate the loss of several in the Latos-Marshall trades.